Dowfold House

Exceedingly homely, lovely and eco-friendly…

A charming Victorian house in the heart of County Durham, once the local mine manager’s residence, it now offers the very warmest of welcomes. This ‘home from home’, near to the North Pennines an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, has attractive grounds with views over the Wear Valley and beyond. 

Special Offer Available

Discounts on Local Attractions
Expires: 20/12/2019

Guests at Dowfold House Bed and Breakfast can enjoy a 25% discount when visiting Beamish - Living Museum of the North. It's a wonderful visit; trouble is, you can't do it all in a day, expect to want to come back!

Free charging for electric cars.
Expires: 20/12/2019

We have a 16 amp charging point, with the appropriate connection for Nissan Leafs and similar cars. Others may be connected with suitable adaptor leads. And, it's free to everyone!

Ample parking is available and even overnight stabling next door for Wolsey Lodge guests travelling with their horse. Drive through stone gateposts, park by wisteria-clad outhouses and be welcomed by your hosts. Then enjoy tea and home-made biscuits in the cosy guest sitting room, conservatory or patio, depending on the weather.

Classically furnished, every nook and cranny house parts of an eclectic book collection. Bed and breakfast guests will enjoy an award-winning breakfast in the elegant dining room, which is adorned with portraits of family forebears.

The comfortable bedrooms are individually furnished, all with en suite facilities and pleasant views. Quality linen, great showers, tea/coffee tray with home-made goodies, stylish toiletries and flat screen digital televisions all make for a restful stay.

Your B&B Hosts

Escaping the rat race, Jill and Rupert bought Dowfold House several years ago as a going concern. Much tender loving care has since been lavished - and it shows. B&B guests, many who return regularly, appreciate Rupert’s background in baking and catering and Jill’s natural affinity with hospitality and attention to detail. Jill is the gardener, while Rupert enjoys singing with the local choral society. Environmental issues are close to their hearts and the household is run with a green ethos making it a gold winning environmentally friendly B&B.


Just nine miles from Durham, close to the A68 and being half way between London and Inverness, it is a great stopping off place. Those staying a while will find the area steeped in history, heritage and the most inspiring scenery. Durham Cathedral & Castle, Auckland Castle, the oldest Saxon church in the UK, Gateshead’s Angel of the North and Weardale and the wild windswept North Pennines are all easily accessible. There is much to do, see and explore for all interests.


01388 762 473


Closed Christmas & New Year

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Jill & Rupert Richardson
Dowfold House
Dowfold House, Low Jobs Hill, Crook, Durham, DL15 9AB, England

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Tel: 01388 762 473


Room Rate, based on 2 people sharing inclusive of breakfast
1 Super King (5') B&B Room (en suite) from £95
1 Double (4'6") B&B Room (en suite) from £90
1 Twin (2 x 3') B&B Room (en suite) from £90
Single occupancy from £65-72

Discounted Rates for 2 nights or more, for bookings made directly via telephone

Breakfast only

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